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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Arrests


Martin Luther King, Jr., made history, but he was also transformed by his deep family roots in the African-American Baptist church, his formative experiences in his hometown of Atlanta, his theological studies, his varied models of religious and political leadership, and his extensive network of contacts in the peace and social justice movements of his time. Although King was only 39 at the time of his death, his life was remarkable for the ways it reflected and inspired so many of the twentieth century’s major intellectual, cultural, and political developments.

King transported to Georgia State Prison; John F. Kennedy calls Coretta Scott King over jailing

Before daybreak, Georgia law officials transport King to Georgia State Prison at Reidsville where he is to begin serving his four-month term. In the evening, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy phones Coretta Scott King to express his concern over King’s jailing.


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